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Fun with Food

Repeated meal prepping, cooking, and healthy eating can quickly become predictable and mundane.   With a lack of variety and excitement in the kitchen, it can be hard to follow through with special diets and good eating habits.  Take the time to spice up the appearance of your food, rather than just its taste.  Allow your creative juices to flow and have fun transforming your foods … Continue reading Fun with Food

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Nourished Food Festival

Last weekend, Derek and I were lucky enough to attend the Nourished Food Festival in our area.  The Nourished Festival takes place in ten different cities around the U.S. and is the largest gluten free, allergy, and special diet consumer event.  The expos cater to those with food allergies, sensitivities, and auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and allow communities to sample and purchase new products, meet brand ambassadors, … Continue reading Nourished Food Festival

Wegmans: The Hot Commodity

The bigger the better, right?  In this case, yes! Double the size of most supermarkets, the up-and-coming Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business known for their enormous stores and commitment to providing healthy, wholesome options in every aisle.  Unlike the average trip to the grocery store, a trip to Wegmans is a vacation.  Originating in 1916 in Rochester, NY, the company … Continue reading Wegmans: The Hot Commodity

Steak & Cheese Sub

Ingredients♥ Organic cheese♥ Shaved steak♥ Udi’s Gluten Free Class Hot Dog Buns♥ McCormick Perfect Pinch Steak Seasoning♥ Butter Directions ➊ In large skillet, on medium-high heat, cook shaved steak in a buttered/oiled pan. ➋ Add McCormick Perfect Pinch Steak Seasoning to the steak and stir thoroughly. ➌ When steak is near done, add cheese and let it melt. ➍ Serve in a bun/sub roll. Continue reading Steak & Cheese Sub

Cod Fish with Garlic & Basil

Ingredients♥ 1-2 lbs. cod fillets (or preferred fish) ♥ 4-6 tbsp. butter ♥ 4 cloves of garlic, freshly chopped squeeze of fresh honey♥ 2 tablespoons basil, finely chopped ♥ Dash of crushed red pepper♥ Dash of salt ♥ Dash of black pepper Directions➊ Preheat the oven to 375°F. Add salt, black pepper, and a smidgen of butter to the fish. Cook (skin side down) for … Continue reading Cod Fish with Garlic & Basil

Coffee Cake Muffins

Ingredients♥ 3 tbsp. water♥ 3 tbsp. vegetable oil or butter♥ 5 eggs♥ Krusteaz Gluten Free Cinnamon Crumb Cake Mix Directions➊ Preheat the oven to 400°F and line muffin tin with paper liners.➋ Stir together water, eggs, oil/butter, and cake mix until blended (batter will be slightly lumpy).➌ Spoon half of batter into muffin pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon topping (enclosed in cake mix package) … Continue reading Coffee Cake Muffins

BBQ Chicken & Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients♥ Chicken (legs, breast, or thighs…your pick!)♥ Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce ♥ Potatoes♥ McCormick Perfect Pinch Rotisserie Chicken (or Steak) Seasoning♥ Butter♥ Salt Directions➊ Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Chicken Potatoes ➋ Cut and clean the chicken and place in an oven-safe pan.  Sprinkle with salt. ➌ Cook for about 30-40 minutes at 375 °F until fully cooked (internal temperature of 165°F).  ➍ … Continue reading BBQ Chicken & Roasted Potatoes

Almond Flour Pancakes

Ingredients♥ 1 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour♥ 2 Eggs♥ Water (as needed)♥ Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Dairy Free Mini Chocolate Chips (or bananas, blueberries, etc.) Directions➊ In a blender, or bowl, mix together all of the ingredients to a smooth consistency.➋ Heat a nonstick pan to low/medium heat and coat with butter or a nonstick cooking spray. ➌ Pour an appropriate amount of batter … Continue reading Almond Flour Pancakes